Saturday 30 June 2012



1. the state of being inert; disinclination to move or act
2. physics
a. the tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
b. an analogous property of other physical quantities that resist change

Inertia kept him there
Slowly turning him into stone
It still purrs in a sun beam.

Friday 29 June 2012



1. nautical . a drain or spout allowing water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
2. an opening in the side of a building for draining off water
3. a drain in a factory floor for running off the water from a sprinkler system

1. informal . to overwhelm, ruin, or disable
2. to sink (one's ship) deliberately

Every now and then,
They opened scuppers
To keep the building from foundering
Under the weight of prayers
Of sunken wishes…

One day,
The cathedral sank
Taking water all over.

Thursday 28 June 2012



1. any of various kinds of ship propelled by oars or sails used in ancient or medieval times as a warship or as a trader
2. the kitchen of a ship, boat, or aircraft
3. any of various long rowing boats
4. printing
a. (in hot-metal composition) a tray open at one end for holding composed type
b. short for galley proof a printer's proof, especially one taken on a long strip of paper from type in a galley, used to make corrections before the matter has been split into pages

Escaped from the galleys
Going mad with nonsense
Dinosaurs on a rampage

Wednesday 27 June 2012



delay; tardiness.

Terrified by cunctation
A white rabbit crosses the lawn
Another cup of tea? 

Tuesday 26 June 2012



1. a shoot, twig, or sprout of a tree, shrub, etc.; spray
2. an ornamental device resembling a spray of leaves or flowers
3. a small wire nail without a head
4. informal , rare . a youth
5. informal , rare . a person considered as the descendant of an established family, social class, etc.
6. (NZ) another name for stud
7. to fasten or secure with sprigs
8. to ornament (fabric, wallpaper, etc.) with a design of sprigs
9. to make sprays from (twigs and branches)

Silver blades
Torn clouds, bleeding blue
Lavender sprigs

Monday 25 June 2012



1. having a hole, cavity, or space within; not solid
2. having a sunken area; concave
3. recessed or deeply set: hollow cheeks
4. (of sounds) as if resounding in a hollow place
5. without substance or validity
6. hungry or empty
7. insincere; cynical
8. a cavity, opening, or space in or within something
9. a depression or dip in the land
-verb (often followed by “out”, usually when  trans.)
10. to make or become hollow
11. to form (a hole, cavity, etc.) or (of a hole, etc.) to be formed

A shape so perfect
It looks hollowed from a stone
Traces of a long dead universe
Utterly organic in essence

Sunday 24 June 2012



1. cutting instruments collectively, especially knives for cutting food.
2. utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food.
3. the trade or business of a cutler.

Entranced by interesting cutlery
I dream of running away
Without thoughts for the food